Tell Me a Riddle

Tell Me a Riddle

by Tillie Olsen

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This collection of four stories, "I Stand Here Ironing," "Hey Sailor, what Ship?," "O Yes," and "Tell me a Riddle," had become an American classic. Since the title novella won the O. Henry Award in 1961, the stories have been anthologized over a hundred times, made into three films, translated into thirteen languages, and - most important - once read, they abide in the hearts of their readers.

"These stories have the lyric intensity of an Emily Dickinson poem and the scope of a Balzac novel." — from the judges' citation for the Rea Award for the Short Story

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ISBN-13: 9780606300117
Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/01/2004
Pages: 116
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.50(d)

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Tell Me A Riddle 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
wandering_star on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a collection of four short stories, dealing with have-nots and people who find difficulty expressing themselves in words - a mother talking about her eldest child, the female half of an elderly couple, an alcoholic sailor. The stories are moving and very effectively written - emotions are rarely stated explicitly, but are there in every line.